Cabin Fever Picnic on Jan. 28

January 20, 2012|Madge Miles | Around Jonathan Street

John Wesley United Methodist Church, 129 N. Potomac St., will host a cabin fever picnic Saturday, Jan. 28, from noon to 4 p.m.

The event will include beanbag toss, miniature golf, spoon races, sing-along, door prizes and other activities

The menu includes hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, macaroni salad, baked beans, chips, beverage and a sundae bar.

Tickets cost $8 for adults and $5 for those 4 to 12. Those younger than 4 will be admitted free.

Call the church office at 301-733-0391 before Jan. 23 for tickets.

The community is invited.

Movie night

Bridge of Life Church, 14 S. Potomac St., will show the movie, “The Smurfs” Saturday at 7 p.m.

The movie is free and so are the popcorn and drinks.

Baby-sitter training class

On Saturday, Jan. 28, the Washington County Chapter of the American Red Cross, 1131 Conrad Court, will conduct a baby-sitter training class.

The purpose of the course is to provide those ages 11 to 15 with the information and skills necessary to provide safe and responsible care for children and infants in the absence of parents or adult guardians. 

The training will help participants develop skills in leadership and professionalism, basic care, safety and safe play and first aid.

To register, call 301-739-0717, or go to

MLK tribute held

Ebenezer AME Church’s Senior Choir held “A Tribute to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. — The Dream Endures” at Parkhead United Methodist Church’s Fellowship Hall in Pectonville, Md. on Jan. 15.

The program was researched and written by the late Robert W. Johnson, a lifelong member of Ebenezer, former choir director, a Tuskegee Airman, the first black coach in the Washington County school system, and a man who went on to the position of vice principal at E. Russell Hicks Middle School. 

Musician Laurie Graves, director Deborah Simmons, along with choir members Robert Burnett, Anthony Doleman, Warren Johnson, Carol Austin, Carolyn Beck, Leysa Burnett, Anna Doleman, Cynthia Gaskins, Tanya Jackson, Torrance Petties and Tiara Thornton were in attendance.

Iron Men breakfast

Calling all men. 

You are invited for breakfast and a time of fellowship at the Bridge of Life Iron Men breakfast on Saturday.

Breakfast starts at 8:15 a.m. in the Bridge of Life room; use the annex door. 

For more information, call 301-991-3444, or send an email to Dan Poyner at

Umpire clinic

Starting Tuesday, Feb. 7, Maryland District 1 Little League will hold a rules and umpire clinic every Tuesday in February from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Church of God on Leitersburg Pike.

There have been several significant rule changes this year.

Baseball and softball managers, coaches, umpires and interested parents are encouraged to attend the sessions.

This clinics are free to volunteers.

For more information, call Denny Hockensmith, 301-416-2841 or Dave Grams. 301-791-1687

My Fuzzy Valentine

Studio 3 Photography, owned by Kim McMillion, will host My Fuzzy Valentine, a photography fundraiser for the Humane Society of Washington County. 

Props will be available for families to have their photo taken with their pets on Saturday Feb. 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 6 S. Main St. in Boonsboro.

Photos cost $10 each and 50 percent of the proceeds will be donated to the animal shelter. 

If pet owners bring an animal-related item as a donation to the shelter, the cost will be $5 and the entire amount will be donated to the shelter. Advance reservations are  encouraged and can be made by calling 240-818-5833. 

Street parking is available in front of the studio.

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Send news items by email to; mail the information to Madge D. Miles, c/o The Herald-Mail Co., P.O. Box 439, Hagerstown, MD 21742; or call 301-791-7647. 

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